Solicore

Solicore

Lakeland, Fla.

In the first quarter of 2009, Solicore produced thin-film lithium polymer batteries at the rate of two every three seconds. These million-plus batteries go into medical devices, sensors, smart cards, and other high-value applications. Its technology uses fewer toxic materials to comply with European Union laws.

Key investors: Air Products, Braemar Energy Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emerald Technology Ventures, Firelake Capital, HQ CapiTech, Rho Capital Partners